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Welcome to Marathon, Ontario

Marathon, Ontario

Built on Paper ... Laced with Gold

Marathon is unique in many respects. Being an economic hub on the north shore of Lake Superior located midway between Sault Ste. Marie and Thunder Bay, Marathon is surrounded by boreal forest and rich mineral deposits. With a population of 4,000, 72% of whom are under 45 years of age, Marathon vibrates with growth and activity.  Discover Marathon!

 2014 Municipal Elections

 To view information regarding the 2014 Municipal and School Board Elections, please visit our Election page on our website.

Community PAL Map - Public GIS Viewer

The Town of Marathon's public Geographic Information System (GIS) viewer has been launched!  Currently only base data such as roads and parcels are showing but more layers will be added as they become available.

Rain Barrels Now Available! (.doc) (.pdf)

Save water, save money!  A limited number of rain barrels are available through the Town at the cost of $50 (plus HST) each to residents with a current water account (limit 2 per household) - first come, first served.  This water conservation initiative is supported by the Town and delivered by EcoSuperior Environmental Programs

For a limited time ONLY, purchase a rain barrel for $28 (including HST).  Limited quantities available.

Important Safety Information

Several incidents have occurred recently with residential fuel oil tanks - owners of these tanks are encouraged to review important safety information (.pdf) (.html) from the Ministry of the Environment.

Venmar Ventilation issued a notice regarding the potential for a motor overheating in certain air exchangers which may result in a potential fire hazard. Owners of Venmar units are encouraged to view the safety upgrade program notice.

Living Here

Playing Here

Working Here

children playing at Pebble Beach

group putting in front of clubhouse parking lot in front of Service Ontario building

Marathon's quality of life is second to none. Its modern telecommunications infrastructure, excellent health and social services, retail shopping, abounding recreation opportunities, and its friendly people, make Marathon a genuinely unique community. Marathon is truly a great place to live, work and play.

Read more about living in Marathon. 

When visiting Marathon, the great outdoors and surrounding wilderness await the enthusiast. In addition to the traditional pastimes of hunting and fishing, there are opportunities for canoeing / kayaking, hiking, golf, cross country skiing,  snowmobiling, wildlife, camping and much, much more.

Read more about playing in Marathon.

Marathon's Economic Development Corporation is responsible for assisting businesses to locate, relocate or expand operations in or around Marathon. Local and prospective firms can take advantage of our resources to source the information necessary to succeed in today's competitive global economy.

Read more about working in Marathon.


Special events will be held at the Recreation Complex for March Break (flyer available on the Parks & Recreation page) - which will you attend?
swim and a movie (Lego) - March 7
swim and a movie (Nut Job) - March 10
$1 skate - March 13
$2 swim - March 15
all of the above
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